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Tim Knowles

Tim Knowles Licensing Manager Nuclear Fuel Services

Tim Knowles

Director of Safety and Safeguards

Timothy (Tim) Knowles provides executive leadership and oversight for safety programs, emergency planning, and regulatory affairs at Nuclear Fuel Services in Erwin, Tennessee.

Prior to assuming this position in October 2020, he served as the licensing manager from 2017 – 2019. 

Mr. Knowles has over 35 years of experience in the nuclear industry.  His experience includes interfacing with Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) inspection and headquarters staff, maintaining NRC licenses and preparing license amendments, serving on safety review committees, leading and interfacing with corrective action programs, and improving safety culture.

Prior to joining NFS, Mr. Knowles worked in several technical positions including as an NRC licensed reactor operator, Training and Support Services manager, Security manager, Licensing and Performance Assessment manager, chief of staff to the president/CEO, Human Resources director, and export control analyst.

Mr. Knowles served in the U.S. Navy from 1982-1992. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Applied Science and Technology from Thomas Edison State University in 2009 and a master’s degree in Organizational Leadership from Norwich University in 2011.